Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DIY "Ok, but first coffee" T-shirt

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If I had my own brand, this is how it would look like. A girl can dream!

Hi everyone! I´ve seen the "Ok, but first coffee" t-shirt ALL over Instagram and Pinterest. I love the idea as much as I love coffee and black tees, but I couldn´t find the tee anywhere near me, so I wanted to re-create it, with my own twist, for sure.

- Clothing dye in black. only applies when your t-shirt is not black.
- Computer and any software like Microsoft word or Photoshop.
- Search for "Impact" font in dafont.com
- Paper. If you have access to one of those sticky papers use it. If not paper and a few pins will be fine.
- Cutter and some sort of foam. I used the back of my mouse pad.
- White textile paint.
- foam/sponge brush.

* Note: all the computer and fonts thingies are there because we are going to make the stencils, but if you find a font stencil you like go for it!

How to:

As far as for the earrings shown in the video, here is the mentioned tutorial for them on Curious.com!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Apple and Chocolate Pops (Pinterest Inspired)

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HI everyone! For this weekend´s dessert I wanted to give a try to this pretty cool idea I saw on Pinterest, I realized later that they are everywhere and I can see why, they are so cute, delicious and perfect bite-size:

I don´t remember the source but I got this
is a screenshot from Pinterest.

The idea was made with (I think) something like peanut butter, but as a chocoholic I gotta have my chocolate. These actually are not only easy on the eye, but easy to make.

-       2 apples
-       2 tablespoons of chopped nuts. Optional: White and color Sprinkles.
-       3 - 4 tablespoons of melted chocolate.
-       Metal tablespoon coffee scoop.
-       BBQ sticks.
-       Mini cupcake wrappers.

Enjoy. To make them:

Monday, May 11, 2015

DIY Frame Upcycle Home Decor

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Hi everyone! It´s amazing what a few coats of paint can do to anything to make it look different or brand new, in my opinion.And today was this old/boring/basic mirror´s turn.  I thought of sharing the whole process in here because maybe someone else will find this idea cute or helpful. 

This "design" could´t be easier to paint. You will be able to find the step-by-step, materials and everything else in this videos I made. Happy painting/crafting and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DIY Colorful Floral Base Home Decor

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Hi everyone! Today I am upcycling this bottle of wine. I need more nature (even if it´s fake) in my surroundings and any opportunity to make that happen I will take it. I am starting off with re using a few (clean) bottles of wine and turning them into somewhat cute floral bases. This one is fun, colorful and it reminds me to a 5 de Mayo related item.

You only need for this your bottle, a brush and paint. Here is the tutorial and all the colors I made (I mixed here and there a few shades so I could have some new ones). Happy crafting!:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Roses Cookie Pops | Mother´s Day Gift Idea

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Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share these beauties with you. They are perfect for any day really but I think they make the perfect gift for Mother´s Day. They are not only easy on the eye, but they are delicious!

Materials and recipes:
- Cookie dough here.
- Rollin pin with space bands DIY here.
- Daisy cookie cutter and leaf cookie cutter.
- BBQ sticks.
- Buttercream here.
- Gel food coloring (Brand used Americolors): yellow, purple, pink, green and chocolate.
- Piping bag, couples and piping tips 2D and 352 (Brand used Wilton).
- White sprinkes

I made an easy step-by-step tutorial showing you how I made them! Happy baking and Happy Mother´s Day!

I have no idea where I found this or who the source is, I´ve had this image saved on my computer for over a year, but this is what inspired me!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Panda Nails

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Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to share with you how to paint cute little pandas on your nails with colorful background, pretty easy and effective. I wanted to try this design for the longest time, but keeping it real, my nails will never be that long naturally, mainly because I honestly prefer them shorter. I do feel this design requires a bit more nails space than the space I have on my nails, which you can see in the tutorial below.

Few notes of those photos:
- Quality isn´t the best, my photo camera is "at the hospital" right now, she´s getting fixed, so until them my iPhone is my new assistant, and I do shake quite a bit, as you can probably tell from the not so neat image.
- My fave one is the blue one, my least fave one is the green one, not because I don´t like the color combination, but because how yellow the white turns.
- The thumb photo is totally Photoshopped. I guess you can tell. But I wanted to show how the nail looks like on the finger. (Simulating a real, long nail painted).

Other than that, let´s get to it! Tools, polishes and how to next! Happy painting and let me know what panda you like the most!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Falling Plant Home Décor

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Hi Everyone! Not sure how to call this one, but let´s go with that name. I love plants and flowers, but I always tend to kill them. However, I know how important having nature around the house is, so I don´t give up on plants, I just opt for fake nature.

To me, having nature (natural or fake) can really transform any space. It can go from blah, to cozy and fresh with just some green thrown in there.  I do need more green in my life and o my house, so this is a start.

Here I show you step by step how to make this falling plant, cascade plant, hanging plant…I don´t know. Materials and tips are included along the way! Happy crafting and let me know if you like nature as well: